Saturday’s Irish Premiership games (01/10/2016)

Action from Saturday's Irish Premiership games.

  • Ards 3 - 1 Carrick Rangers
  • Ballinamallard United 2 - 0 Dungannon Swifts
  • Coleraine 2 - 2 Ballymena United
  • Crusaders 4 - 3 Cliftonville
  • Glenavon 1 - 0 Portadown
  • Glentoran 1 - 2 Linfield
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Seven goal thriller as Crues fight back to beat Cliftonville

Crusaders celebrate a goal against Cliftonville at Seaview on Saturday. Credit: Pacemaker
  • Crusaders 4-3 Cliftonville

Premiership leaders Crusaders fought back from 3-0 down to earn a 4-3 victory over Belfast rivals Cliftonville in what was a pulsating game at Seaview on Saturday.

The Reds took the lead after just 15 minutes when Daniel Hughes found the top corner with a neat right-foot finish, and doubled their advantage when Jay Donnelly blasted home from an acute angle eight minutes into the second half.

Ruairi Harkin added a superb volleyed third in the 65th minute to seemingly put Cliftonville in complete control before the Crues mounted a stunning fightback.

Jordan Owens headed home a minute later to give his side a lifeline, and further reduced the deficit when he added another header 12 minutes from time.

Colin Coates scrambled home the equaliser with a minute left, and with time running out and Reds boss Gerard Lyttle sent to the stands, David Cushley fired home from close range to seal a remarkable victory.

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